Job Description

Company Description

Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in gaming entertainment offering the industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms, and professional services. The company is #1 in technology-based gaming systems, digital real-money gaming and sports betting platforms, casino table games and utility products and lottery instant games, and a leading provider of games, systems and services for casino, lottery and social gaming. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies, and innovative technology 

At SG Digital we have 1,250+ employees (including 600+ engineers and developers) and over 200 customers. We currently provide our technology to customers across the globe. Our head office is in Las Vegas with principal offices in London, Stockholm, Athens, Sydney, Montreal, and Chicago, as well as 27 other offices worldwide. 

Our software platform is built on a fully flexible system that is deployable within the international gaming industry. It supports all parts of our customers’ business (interactive, mobile, and social networks). Our content platform has approximately 750 proprietary and over 900 third-party supplied lottery, bingo, and casino games developed to address the multi-channel content and distribution strategies of our customers. Our software platform supports online interactive gameplay and enables the deployment of software applications for casino, lottery, bingo, poker, mini-games, and social games over web-based, tablet/mobile, and social media applications. 

Our solutions are designed to provide a complete account suite with full back-office capabilities, including tournaments, bonuses, affiliates, campaigns, data warehouses, and data mining across multiple products, all while providing players with community and social media-based entertainment content to maximize their playing experience.

Job Description

SG Digital is searching for experienced, smart and creative individuals to work in a primarily technical role. Individuals are most likely to be an engineer with at least 4 years of professional experience in the domain of web system design and development. They will be expected to take on a senior role within the team, displaying the ability to lead technical discussions and deliver technical advice in a confident manner. 

The ideal candidate will be expected to contribute a key supporting role in areas such as requirements capture and test whilst fulfilling their core responsibilities in the development of software systems. They are expected to be able to apply considerable professional experience of software development concepts and processes to ensure best practice within the team. The candidate should have a track record of making crucial contributions to the development of software for a variety of purposes including live production systems and automation of engineering processes such as test and release. 

Key Tasks 

  • Design & develop functionality based on existing coding standards or patterns 

  • Write  unit and integration tests for own code  

  • Contribute to code reviews on code written by the team 

  • Design / alter complex database schema and queries 

  • Maintain documentation for products you work on 

  • Lead engineer on a large project/component/product, providing technical coaching for less experienced engineers 

  • Work with partners and development teams to define requirements and finalize designs 

  • Sign-off on team architecture and design choices 

  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks in the software 

  • Primary contact on day-to-day technical issues 

  • Escalation point for critical and business-impacting incidents 

  • Provide input to the project/product cost estimation process e.g.: estimations of engineering effort 

  • Support the recruitment process of technical resources 

  • We’re operating under a "you build it, you own it" philosophy and as such you will be on call as part of a team rota as a 3rd level SME to support our class-leading 1st and 2nd level Support and Operational teams" 


  • A bachelor’s degree (1st or 2:1) in computer science, engineering, or information systems 

  • Excellent knowledge of the Java programming language, with at least 5 years of  commercial experience 

  • Disciplined approach to testing 

  • Experience and knowledge of software design patterns 

  • Design and evolve complex database schema and queries 

  • Knowledge of a scripting language (Bash, Python, etc) 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken 

  • Experience with database design 

  • Experience with Continuous Deployment and Integration tools (Jenkins, Docker, etc) 

  • Experience reviewing others work for performance, security, efficiency, and portability 

  • Comfortable leading technical discussions with customers 

  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills 

  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix OS 

Nice to have

  • Good understanding of enterprise software architecture (Java EE) 

  • SQL  query optimization experience 

  • Experience leading a small team of developers  

  • Some fluency in Maths (probability, combinatorics)  

  • Knowledge of enterprise integration patterns  

  • Experience with Java Spring Framework, Guice or similar framework. 

  • Experience using Maven 

  • Experience with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)  

  • Web front-end (HTML & JavaScript) experience  

  • Experience acting as the primary technical decision-maker for a team, platform, product, or major project.  

  • Experience in deploying, configuring, and maintaining Java Servlet containers (Tomcat) 

Additional Information

Personal Profile: 

  • Motivated, confident, self-sufficient, focused and determined 

  • Well organized and consistently meets commitments. 

  • Requires a "can do" commitment to achieve the success. 

  • Detail oriented and Strong communication skills.  

  • Comfortable leading cross functional teams. 

  • Happy challenging the status quo 


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